Today Mojang and Microsoft revealed that Minecraft is getting a highly-anticipated new feature in the upcoming (and yet untitled) update 1.20.
The new feature is Archaeology, which was actually announced at Minecraft Live in 2020 and then delayed. It's finally making its way into the game and it'll be available for testing in a snapshot soon.
According to the announcement, the feature prompts players to visit a desert biome and look for Suspicious Sand blocks, using a new Brush tool on it may reveal pottery shards or other objects. These shards have patterns on them and putting four of them together will create pots that "tell unique stories" and can be used to decorate your builds.
Below you can see what the feature looks like in a few screenshots.
In the meanwhile, fans of Minecraft Legends can enjoy a new trailer focusing on the music and sound effects that have been created for the upcoming spin-off game. You can enjoy it below.
If you're not familiar with Minecraft, it's a massively-popular sandbox game currently published by Microsoft following its acquisition of Mojang on pretty literally every platform with a chip inside. I'd list them for you, but I've honestly lost count. The latest major patch, The Wild Update, was released a few months ago, and we're still waiting for additional information on 1.20, which was introduced in October at Minecraft Live.
Unlike its big brother, Minecraft Legends isn't a sandbox game. Yet, it brings back the world, the characters, and the aesthetic for a charming action real-time-strategy game. It's coming for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on April 18, 2023. Of course, it'll also be included on Game Pass.